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Genus: Solenostemon

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Lamiales > Family: Lamiaceae

About 60 species, distributed in Africa, Asia and Malesia, with one species native to southern Africa - Solenostemon rotundifolius. An additional two species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Solenostemon rotundifolius

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

Native to Malesia.

 

Solenostemon autraini

[= Solenostemon shirensis]

Native to tropical Africa.

 

 


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